Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation


Anybody else feeling the heat this summer?? While I'm not necessarily complaining after our eternal winter here in Montreal, I could do without the humidity. We're in full blown makeup-melting mode over here, so today's post is all about the Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation for those hot summer days. Read one for the full review.

I've experimented with mineral makeup in the past, unfortunately with no luck. One summer during my undergrad, I was working in a bacteriology lab here at McGill. The safety dress code of closed-toe shoes, pants and lab coats, combined with bunsen burners and no AC made for a very unpleasant summer for my acne prone skin. I had the worst breakout I had ever experienced and chucked all of my foundations and powders as a result. I decided to give Bare Minerals a try after hearing all the rave reviews, but sadly, I just couldn't make it work for me and I think it made my skin worse. It didn't sit right on my skin, didn't provide anywhere near enough coverage, and irritated the breakout.

So after all that, you can probably understand why I was hesitant to try mineral makeup again. Even after seeing all of the fantastic reviews the Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation was receiving, I debated picking it up. Medium coverage from a powder? Can't be. 12-hour wear? There's no way. Boy am I glad I took the plunge though, because in my opinion, all of the claims are true.

This foundation glides onto skin effortlessly and blends seamlessly. Despite being a powder, it almost feels creamy. It's weightless on the skin, and with a a little bit of concealer in problem areas, provides the perfect amount of coverage for me. Using a smoothing primer helps to create an even better application (I like to use Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector), and by the end of a long work day, it still looks amazing. I have oily skin, and I only need to blot down minimal shine if I'm going out somewhere after work.

In all of the reviews I read, people's biggest complaint was the packaging, but I actually don't mind it. The stopped in the lid and netting prevent the powder from coming out during storage and then flying everywhere when you open it. No, you can't swirl your brush around in the lid, but you really don't need to as long as you tap off the excess. And the Tarte Airbuki Bamboo brush? It's fab! It's the perfect size to fit the netting, and its oh-so soft.

While I probably won't be reaching for this for events where I want to look flawless, it's great for everyday wear during the summer. I have yet to test out it's waterproof claims (but really, who needs to wear makeup in the pool anyways), but so far it has survived a very sweaty yoga sesh. I'm definitely going to be checking out more of Tarte's products, and really like how they're an eco-conscious brand.

What are your thoughts on mineral makeup? Have you tried this foundation?



  1. I like the look of this too! I think it looks lighter and more wearable than the other liquid one tarte does x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. It's so light Jasmin. It really feels like you aren't wearing any makeup. Let me know if you check it out!

  2. I have their liquid foundation but I want to try this powder foundation.

    1. What do you think of the liquid foundation Carolyn? I'm tempted to check it out based on what I thought of this one, but I don't think anything could ever compare to my Hourglass Immaculate foundation.

  3. One of my most loved product!! =)

    amadea | misskristani.com


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